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Program Co-Chairs

Oscar Pastor
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Brief Bio
Oscar Pastor is Full Professor and Director of the "Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software (PROS)" at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). He received his Ph.D. in 1992. He was a researcher at HP Labs, Bristol, UK. He has published more than two hundred research papers in conference proceedings, journals and books, received numerous research grants from public institutions and private industry, and been keynote speaker at several conferences and workshops. Chair of the ER Steering Committee, and member of the SC of conferences as CAiSE, ICWE, CIbSE or RCIS, his research activities focus on conceptual modeling, web engineering, requirements engineering, information systems, and model-based software production. He created the object-oriented, formal specification language OASIS and the corresponding software production method OO-METHOD. He led the research and development underlying CARE Technologies that was formed in 1996. CARE Technologies has created an advanced MDA-based Conceptual Model Compiler called OlivaNova, a tool that produces a final software product starting from a conceptual schema that represents system requirements. He is currently leading a multidisciplinary project linking Information Systems and Bioinformatics notions, oriented to designing and implementing tools for Conceptual Modeling-based interpretation of the Human Genome information. ... More >>

Christine Sinoquet
University of Nantes

Brief Bio
Christine Sinoquet is an associate professor in the Knowledge and Decision group at the Computer Science Laboratory of Nantes-Atlantic, University of Nantes, France. Her research interests include motif discovery in biological sequences, comparative genomics, imputation of missing genotypic data and dissecting the genetic susceptibility of complex diseases. She currently serves as the Head of the Master degree program in Bioinformatics of the University of Nantes since 2005.Christine Sinoquet is an associate professor in the Knowledge and Decision group at the Computer Science Laboratory of Nantes-Atlantic, University of Nantes, France. Her research interests include motif discovery in biological sequences, comparative genomics, imputation of missing genotypic data and dissecting the genetic susceptibility of complex diseases. She currently serves as the Head of the Master degree program in Bioinformatics of the University of Nantes since 2005.


Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
R. Acharya, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jens Allmer, Hochschule Ruhr West, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Rui Alves, University of Lleida, Spain
Paul Anderson, College of Charleston, United States
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Kiyoshi Asai, University of Tokyo, Japan
Rolf Backofen, , Germany
Tim Beissbarth, University of Göttingen, Germany
Shifra Ben-Dor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Ulrich Bodenhofer, School of Informatics, Communications and Media, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria
Carlos Brizuela, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Conrad Burden, Australian National University, Australia
Heorhiy Byelas, , Netherlands
João Carriço, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ching-Fen Chang, NYMU, Taiwan, Republic of China
Wai-Ki Ching, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mark Clement, Brigham Young University, United States
Ana Conesa, , Spain
Francisco Couto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Antoine Danchin, Institut Cochin INSERM U1016 - CNRS UMR8104 - Université Paris Descartes, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
Julie Dickerson, Iowa State University, United States
Eytan Domany, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Richard Edwards, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
George Eleftherakis, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
André Falcão, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Fabrizio Ferre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
António Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Gianluigi Folino, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council, Italy
Bruno Gaeta, University of New South Wales, Australia
Max H. Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Igor Goryanin, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Julian Gough, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Reinhard Guthke, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans-Kn¨oll-Institute, Germany
Joerg Hakenberg, Medical School at Mount Sinai, United States
Christopher E. Hann, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ronaldo F. Hashimoto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Artemis Hatzigeorgiou, University of Thessaly, Greece
Shan He, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Volkhard Helms, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Hailiang Huang, , United States
Yongsheng Huang, University of Michigan, United States
Daisuke Ikeda, Kyushu University, Japan
Costas S. Iliopoulos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sohei Ito, Nagasaki University, Japan
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Ed Keedwell, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Sami Khuri, San José State University, United States
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Toralf Kirsten, University of Leipzig, Germany
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Sophia Kossida, , Greece
Malgorzata Kotulska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ivan V. Kulakovskiy, IPR RAS, Russian Federation
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Leo Liberti, , France
Antonios Lontos, Frederick University, Cyprus
Shuangge Ma, Yale University, United States
Paolo Magni, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Majid Masso, George Mason University, United States
Petr Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Ivan Merelli, ITB CNR, Italy
Luciano Milanesi, ITB-CNR, Italy
Saad Mneimneh, Hunter College CUNY, United States
Pedro T. Monteiro, INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Shinichi Morishita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
José L. Oliveira, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Hakan S. Orer, Koc University, Turkey
Gülay Özcengiz, METU - Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey
Patricia Palagi, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Gustavo Parisi, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
Florencio Pazos, , Spain
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Marco Pellegrini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Guy Perrière, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
Francisco Pinto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Olivier Poch, ICube UMR7357 CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, France
Alberto Policriti, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Giuseppe Profiti, University of Bologna, Italy
Junfeng Qu, Clayton State University, United States
Mark Ragan, The University of Queensland, Australia
Laura Roa, University of Seville, Spain
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Simona E. Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Eric Rouchka, University of Louisville, United States
Claudia C. Rubiano Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
J. Cristian Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Armindo Salvador, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Alessandro Savino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Jaime Seguel, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, United States
João C. Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ugur Sezerman, Acibadem University, Turkey
Neil R. Smalheiser, University of Illinois Chicago, United States
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gordon Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Peter F. Stadler, Universität Leipzig - IZBI, Germany
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Peter Sykacek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Silvio E. Tosatto, Università di Padova, Italy
Jyh-Jong Tsay, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Kristel Van Steen, University of Liège, Belgium
Allegra Via, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Juris Viksna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
Arndt von Haeseler, Center for integrative bioinformatics Vienna, Austria
Thomas Werner, University of Michigan, Germany
Yanbin Yin, University of Nebraska, United States
Jingkai Yu, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Nazar Zaki, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Alexander Z. Zelikovsky, Georgia State University, United States
Erliang Zeng, University of Iowa, United States
Louxin Zhang, , Singapore
Bao-Hong Zhang, East Carolina University, United States
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States